Seeking Senior Designers

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We believe that light has the power to change lives.  

18 Degrees is a lighting design firm dedicated to making a difference through light.  We work alongside some of the best architects on great projects both in the UK and overseas.  We pride ourselves on having some of the best people in our industry.

Our practice is fresh and young; we challenge the norms and are always looking to do things smarter.  Our progressive outlook and recognition through design awards has led to us becoming busier than ever and accordingly we seek to add a senior LD to our team.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working at a senior level, delivering high quality and complex projects.  Applicants must have advanced lighting knowledge, be a great communicator (with clients, other team members) and be super organised.

We offer a generous remuneration package.  To apply please write to us explaining why this role appeals to you and why you think you might be suitable to  Please include a CV and portfolio of relevant work (outlining your role in each of the presented projects). 

18 Degrees wins Lighting Design Award for IPC In Ealing

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18 Degrees is delighted to announce that we have been crowned the winners of a coveted Lighting Design Award at this year’s ceremony. The awards, known as the LDAs, recognise the standout projects that represent the best of the lighting industry across a range of sectors, and we took home the gong for Heritage Project of the Year. Winning for our work at the International Presbyterian Church in Ealing, we were honoured to be awarded the top prize in such a competitive category. Our design at the church focused on enhancing the detailing of the architecture and wealth of materials with the space.

 Christopher Knowlton, Director and Designer at 18 Degrees, said:

 "2019 has so far proved to be a highly successful year for 18 Degrees, and to win a coveted LDA is another huge achievement.

"We're so proud of our work at the International Presbyterian Church so it's wonderful news that it has been recognised as the standout project of the year across the heritage sector. 

"Congratulations to all of the other winners and shortlisted entries. "

Being Human - Christopher Talks Human Centric Lighting in the ILP's May issue of Lighting Journal

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Human-centric lighting has become a bit of a catch-all buzzword in recent years, especially in relation to lighting in the workplace. But what does it really mean? Is it just about changing the colour temperature of luminaires from warm to cool? Or is it just another buzzword used to sell more lights?

Hold the front page – we’re the headline act in February/March issue of Arc

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Here at 18 Degrees we were absolutely thrilled when the latest issue of Arc landed on our desks. Not only have we secured a staggering 8-page feature on our lighting design for the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, our project also earned the most sought after spot of Arc; the front cover.


Using a wide array of stunning photography which showcases the theatre’s lighting beautifully, the feature walks the reader through every element of our design. Our director, Christopher Knowlton is quoted extensively in the article, which brings the story of our lighting scheme to life.

There were a number of fantastic projects in the February/March issue of Arc, so it was an honour to secure the front page with our work at Mayflower Theatre. We feel it is demonstrative of the love and passion we put into this project. 

 You can see the latest issue of Arc here and read all about this magnificent project on pages 60-70.